You might have heard that tonight is a rare “blue moon” – that is, the second full moon in a calendar month. They’re not super-rare, but uncommon enough to have our next one not occur until all the way in May, 2016.
And since today is Friday, what better way than to celebrate with the Blue Moon Cocktail, which is a variation of the pre-Prohibition classic Aviation.
Blue Moon Cocktail
- 2 oz gin
- 0.5 oz crème de violette
- 0.5 oz lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe’ or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
This is a great, crisp drink on a warm summer evening. The crème de violette imparts a little sweetness and provides an appealing dusky hue. Just don’t have too many, you might not make it to moonrise.